News & Updates

Contractors, this is your dedicated area in which SBS will keep you and your staff updated with general information and News. 




A number of school bus operators have sought help from PTA to help them explain to parents the difference between eligible students and complimentary students. This issue will come up from time to time particularly when a complimentary student who has been travelling on the school bus for a number of years is removed from the bus by the PTA.

A flyer is now available for you to print off and hand out to parents if required or assist you to explain the difference between the two types of travel.

Always remember that if parents are concerned about the eligibility of their children to travel on a school bus they should always be directed to discuss their concerns with the PTA in the first instance via your Contract Officer.

Thank you for your assistance.

Info Sheet - Eligibility and Complimentary Status




School Bus Services (SBS) would like to remind all our Contractors that existing first aid kits in your vehicles will need to comply with the Australian Standards (AS 2675-1983 Kit B). To access a copy of this Australian Standard please click here.


School Bus Services (SBS) would like to advise all our Contractors that existing fire extinguishers on your vehicles will now need to comply with changes to the Australian Standards (AS 1851).

The new requirements of the Australian Standards (AS 1851), specifies that all mobile fire extinguishers must now be inspected every 6 months with a total life span of 5 years for the actual unit.

What this means is that, you will need to have your existing fire extinguisher inspected every 6 months as required by the Australian Standards (AS 1851) and it will need to be passed and date stamped by an organisation competent and authorised to provide the appropriate certification. To Access a copy of the relevant section of AS 1851 please click here.

Furthermore, the selection and location of portable fire extinguishers on buses must comply with the requirements of AS 2444-2001.  To access a Table outlining the requirements for portable fire extinguishers click here.



Heavy Vehicle Stickers          

The Department of Transport (DOT) has stopped issuing windscreen registration stickers for private vehicles. However, a unique registration sticker is issued for heavy vehicles. When you renew your vehicle registration, DOT will provide you with a heavy vehicle registration sticker, this sticker must be affixed to your vehicle windscreen immediately and you must also ensure that the current vehicle registration papers for your vehicle are carried in the vehicle at all times.

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